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Startup

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Matching Researchers and Business
"The NSW government aims to develop an online research and development “match-making” service between industry and universities to solve “real world” problems." Let's save time and effort and use Australia's @Idea Spies, which is already in market and doing a brilliant job of showcasing the great work of researchers to a global audience, as part of the solution to this wicked problem. 
5 March 2021 by Maria MacNama...
 
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Startup

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Does your company have an Experimentation Budget?
Any company that has R&D Labs where they develop new products has the time and space to experiment. And it's done in tech the world over. So why doesn't it happen in mainstream companies? Preeti Bajaj makes an excellent suggestion that companies should have an "Experimentation Budget". Invest a little, build an alpha and get it into users hands as quickly as possible and if it takes off, invest some more. If it doesn't, you haven't lost a lot of time or money. And to work out what ideas need solving, try listing them on @IdeasSpies for reaction. https://www.afr.com/work-and-careers/leaders/companies-need-an-experimental-budget-to-get-tech-savvy-20210225-p575ro
1 March 2021 by Maria MacNama...
 
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NFP

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Doing good and doing well
Last year Who Gives a Crap donated $5.9 million to clean water and sanitation projects in developing countries. Sales more than doubled in the 12 months to June, thanks to panic buying of toilet paper during the height of the coronavirus pandemic, while the organisation’s marketing costs fell.""What we’re trying to show is that this business model can generate financial returns at scale, whilst also creating social impact at scale,” Mr Griffiths said."...https://www.afr.com/work-and-careers/leaders/who-gives-a-crap-donates-more-than-qantas-cca-20210208-p570jv
14 February 2021 by Maria MacNama...
 
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Industrial

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Turning plastic waste into fuel
“Of course, everyone is concerned about plastic waste, but the reality is, they also need to use plastic,” says Professor Masc
19 March 2021 by Maria MacNama...
 
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Inclusion

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MATARIKI | NZ announces new public holiday
New Zealand announced a new public holiday which will celebrate the country's Māori people.Powerful and respectful recognition and celebration of Maori history and culture by creating deeper understanding and unity as shown by our neighbours across the ditch.https://twitter.com/mariamacnamara1/status/1357427396966637568?s=21
5 February 2021 by Maria MacNama...
 
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Energy

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RESET by Ross Garnaut | Restoring Australia after the great crash of 2020
"We have the lowest energy costs in a zero emissions world and it becomes an advantage in processing Australian minerals. That can become a huge industry.We also have big advantages in our huge areas of land for capturing carbon in plants, in the soil, exporting carbon credits, growing biomass for industry because we won't be making plastics and petrochemicals out of oil, gas and coal, we'll be making them out of biomass and if we get our act together we can do that more cheaply than others."...https://www.abc.net.au/7.30/what-will-the-post-covid-economy-look-like/13194362
26 February 2021 by Maria MacNama...
 
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